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The Gerry Bevers manga!

February 23rd, 2007 . by Matt

Commenter Tak let us know about a parody manga made by a Japanese person on 2channel concerning Gerry’s situation. I have taken the liberty of translating the manga. The original in Japanese is here. When reading this manga parody, please note that Gerry says that he feels very safe in Korea.

Enjoy!

Gerry manga parody


57 Responses to “The Gerry Bevers manga!”

  1. comment number 1 by: Paul89

    As i said before, i realise japan modernised certain areas of korea, including rice farming, however that was the case in every colony. I am also sure that increase in korean rice production was not in tune with the amount of rice being aquisitioned. yes im saying acquisitioned since koreans virtually starved as i am showing in the later part of this post.It is mainstream history that japan exploited korea economically, socially and politically.

    In many ways the ‘industrialization’ of Korea marked not a modernization, but a form of colonial mercantilism, with a colonial economic system designed for Japan’s, not Korea’s, needs. Emphasis on developing infrastructure (virtually non-existent or negligible at the time) was largely to facilitate the exploitation, transport and eventual shipment of commodities such as raw materials (timber and leather), foodstuffs (mostly rice, meat and fish), and mineral resources (coal and iron, particularly rich in the northern provinces) to Japan proper.

    General average life expectancy did rise during the colonial era, however these figures are generally misleading since life expectancy is heavily dependent on the criteria used to select the group and these figures included the Japanese population living in Korea–who had access to better nutrition, health care, commodities, and higher protein diets. Widespread economic poverty and malnutrition for the Korean population remained endemic, aggravated by the annual confiscation of Korean rice for export to Japan. The average amount of Korean rice exported to Japan rose from 1,056,000 sacks in 1912 to 7,161,000 sacks in 1937.

    As Imperial Japan began feeling the strains of WWII, Japan “siphoned off more and more of Korea’s resources, including its people, to feed its war machine.”
    By 1910, the number of Japanese settlers in Korea reached over 170,000, creating the largest overseas Japanese community in the world.

    Many Japanese were interested in acquiring agricultural land in Korea even before Japanese landownership was officially legalized in 1906. Many Japanese took advantage of loose Korean conveyancing practices to acquire land largely for investment purposes, using Koreans as tenant farmers. Japanese landlords included both individuals and corporations, such as the Oriental Development Company it is estimated that by 1910 perhaps 7 to 8 percent of all arable land was under Japanese control.

    Former Korean landowners as well as agricultural workers became internally displaced, having lost their entitlements to labor and property almost overnight. Those who did labor under Japanese landlords did so under significantly higher taxes. As such, Korean farmers suffered under the high degree of their labor, which was required in order to supply rice to an increasingly urbanized Japan. The ownership registration process that Japan required of the Koreans made it difficult, if not close to impossible for self-employed Korean farms to keep their estates from being exploited and taken away by the Eastern Real Estate Corporation, which had been established during the beginning of the colonial era by the Japanese Governor-General to confiscate all land of hereditary ownership.

    Consequently, Japanese landowners succeeded in monopolizing the management of Korean farms and property. This is well demonstrated during the years 1916, 1920, and 1932, during which the ratio of Japanese land ownership started at 36.8%, then rose to 39.8%, and finally jumped to 52.7%, while the ratio of Korean ownership began at 63.2%, decreased to 60.2%, and finally fell to 47.3%. This colonial policy of land confiscation without compensation, coupled with the rice confiscation lead to severe and persistent famines and food shortages throughout the Korean countryside.

    if you dont believe me just do some research , and please dont look at japanese school books since we all know they have a distorted view of history.

  2. comment number 2 by: pacifist

    Paul89,

    To follow is a text by 崔基鎬教授.

    1904(明治37)年、日清戦争に次いで日露戦争を控えた日本は、こうした朝鮮の惨状を見かねて、目賀田種太郎(1853~1926 年)を財政顧問として派遣し、日本からの財政支援をもとに、李朝をまともな国として立て直すという態勢がようやく緒につくことになります。

    1904(메이지 37) 년, 청일 전쟁에 이어 러일 전쟁을 가까이 둔 일본은, 이러한 조선의 참상을 보기 힘들어서, 메가타 다네타로(18531926 년)를 재정고문으로서 파견해, 일본으로부터의 재정 지원을 기초로, 이조를 착실한 나라로서 고쳐 세운다고 하는 태세가 간신히 단서가 잡히게 됩니다.

    目賀田財政顧問と総監府は、朝鮮の歳入不足分を補填するために、日本国民の税金から、大韓帝国政府に無利子、無期限の資金「立替え」を実施したほか、直接支出で援助しました。

    눈가타 재정고문과 총감부는, 조선의 세입 부족분을 보충하기 위해서, 일본국민의 세금으로부터, 대한제국 정부에 무이자, 무기한의 자금 「대신 지불해」를 실시한 것 외, 직접 지출로 원조했습니다.

    例えば1907 年度、朝鮮の国家歳入は748 万円しかなく、必要な歳出は3000 万円以上ありましたから、その差額は全額日本が負担しています。

    예를 들면 1907 년도, 조선의 국가 세입은 748 만엔 밖에 없고, 필요한 세출은 3000 만엔 이상 있었으니까, 그 차액은 전액 일본이 부담하고 있습니다.

    1908 年には、これがさらに増えて、合計3100 万円という巨額の資金を日本は支出しています。総監府時代の四年間に、日本政府が立て替えた朝鮮の歳入不足分は、1428万円にものぼっています。

    1908 년에는, 이것이 한층 더 증가하고, 합계 3100 만엔이라고 하는 거액의 자금을 일본은 지출하고 있습니다.총감부 시대의 4년간에, 일본 정부가 입체한 조선의 세입 부족분은, 1428만엔에도 달하고 있습니다.

    そればかりではなく、司法と警察分野などに日本政府が直接支出した金額は、立替金の数倍、9000 万円に達しています。

    그것 뿐만이 아니라, 사법과 경찰 분야 등에 일본 정부가 직접 지출한 금액은, 선대한 돈의 수배, 9000 만엔에 이르고 있습니다.

  3. comment number 3 by: wiesunja

    WDSCz spewed from his filthy mouth:

    Yes, I’m f-ing Korn Jap Ponta, Yanqui and Aussie disregard. Happy?

    Everyone, please look above to read the typical Korean way of speech and discourse on any matter of debate.

    People from normal civilized countries always write in a very mature and polite tone even when they disagree. Furthermore, the writing style of most civilized people is basically understandable for normal human comprehension.

    However, the typical argumentative style of Koreans as exemplified by WDSCz is more like that of a barbaric animal full of dirty words/ profanity like “f_cking” and racist terms. I have noticed that Koreans always love to use dirty language and cursewords like “f_ck” and “shibal” which shows a very low level of class. Well, I guess they can’t help it since that is the kind of people they are.

  4. comment number 4 by: minami562

    weisunja
    You’re not exactly showing high class with that comment either.

  5. comment number 5 by: Matt

    However, the typical argumentative style of Koreans as exemplified by WDSCz is more like that of a barbaric animal full of dirty words/ profanity like “f_cking” and racist terms. I have noticed that Koreans always love to use dirty language and cursewords like “f_ck” and “shibal” which shows a very low level of class. Well, I guess they can’t help it since that is the kind of people they are.

    Dude, that is not helpful because Koreans that are not like that will feel unfairly labeled. Yes, it is true that there are some netizens (well, a lot) that behave very badly when Korean taboos are called into question, but what we need is Korean people themselves as allies in this. We cannot get Korean allies if we do this. I know we will not find many Korean allies, but I think we can find a few.

  6. comment number 6 by: pacifist

    Paul89,

    The texts you quoted seem to be typical pro-Korean theory, but not true.

    Professor of Seoul University (school of economy) 李栄薫 said the following:

    Q.日帝植民地時代のイメージを修正するようになった個人的動機は。
    Tell us the personal motive that you came to amend the image of the Nittei (Imperial Japan) colonation era.

    A.1990年に、日帝の土地調査事業共同研究に取り掛かった。全国を回って土地台帳など現資料を収集した。
    慶南金海地域には大量の現資料が残っていた。
    資料を見て、教科書とはあまりに違う内容にびっくりし驚いた。
    In 1990, we started the joint research of Nittei’s land investigation project. We searched for land ledgers walking around our country. There were lots of data remained in the 慶南金海 area. I was surprised to see the data, it was totally different from our textbooks.

    (Then he said the following):

    土地申告をするようにして粗暴な農民たちの未申告地をでたらめに奪ったという教科書の記述と違い、未申告地が発生しないように綿密な行政指導をしたし、土地詐欺を防止するための啓導・啓蒙を繰り返した。

    It was different from the descriptions in textbooks which said they robbed unreported land from uneducated peasants who became to report their lands, they carefully did the administrative guidance in order to prevent unreported lands and they repeatedly educated them to prevent land freuds.

    農民たちも、自分の土地が測量されて地籍に上がるのを見て、喜んで積極的に協調した。その結果、墳墓、雑種地を中心に0.05%位が未申告地で残った。

    Peasants were glad and cooperative to see their lands to be surveyed and registered. In result, the unreported lands only remained was 0.05%, those were graves and unclassifieds.

    あの時、私たちが持っていた植民地朝鮮のイメージが架空の創作物なのを悟った。”

    The images of colonized Korea we had in mind were ficititious creations.

  7. comment number 7 by: WDSCz

    -wiesunja
    According to the present MOCT rule, “ssibal” is correct, not “shibal.”
    The Romanization of the Korean language has been changed several times and applied with the messy state, “ssibal” has never been changed. The statement for the simply “existing” fact.